Australian TV presenters

28 June, 2018     Posted in: Media Training

How to become a TV presenter

Australian TV Presenting

Making your break into the television industry is no walk in the park, particularly with the competitiveness of other aspiring Australian TV presenters. Before you begin feeling overwhelmed, it’s important to take a closer look at where to start your career and what to remember as you progress. In this article we’ll tell you how to become an Australian tv presenter.

So, here’s some valuable tips to help you along the way.

 

Where do I start?

Knowing where to start when you’re wanting to make it in the television industry can be the first of many difficult decisions. If you’re looking to be a TV presenter, the very first thing you should be doing is putting together a showreel.

As your showreel is basically your resume, this should highlight your best skills and leave an impression in the first 30 seconds. Don’t feel like it needs to be highly edited or over the top, it simply needs to show your talent and abilities.

Ideally, your showreel should be no longer than three minutes and will include a variety of your presenting styles in different settings and genres.

Other tips to putting together an impressive showreel include:

What should I expect?

The television industry isn’t easy, so you need to be prepared. There will often be long and unsociable hours, sometimes with short notice. As well as this, the salary can be quite low, and opportunities will come and go in the blink of an eye.

Though, it’s not all bad. The industry is very exciting, unpredictable and forever changing. Simply make sure you’re prepared to handle its competitiveness, fast pace and demands.

Also, remember to not take rejection to heart. Rejection in the television industry is rarely personal and your reaction will say more about you than you think. Instead, learn from what has happened and move on to the next opportunity.

 

How to get on TV

Now you’re prepared for the industry and you’ve showcased your talent, there are a few tips to remember. These include:

Alternatively, if creating your own show is how you’re looking to get on television, there are many techniques for how you can pitch a TV show once you have developed a concept. These include:

TV presenter training – How do I deliver a great interview?

Although the viewers will primarily be focusing on the answers of the interviewee during an interview, it’s imperative to still be prepared. A few tips to remember include:

Adoni Media offers media and presentation training courses in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne for people wanting to succeed in television, as a journalist or spokesperson.


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